A new COVID-19 mobile testing site is open in the Northeast Bronx.
The center is located in the parking lot of the Bay Plaza AMC Theater at 2210 Bartow Ave. The site prioritizes tests for individuals who are among the highest risk population. Residents who would like to be tested must make an appointment by calling 888-364-3065.
There are no walk-ins allowed and all patients must be in a vehicle. The center opened on Monday, March 30, at 10 a.m. Site hours will be Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Officials say the site is extremely important because of the unique nature and population density of Co-Op City and the surrounding North East Bronx area. Co-op city is the largest cooperative development of its kind in the world and is home to thousands of families which include many seniors as well as a number of immunocompromised individuals. Over the past few weeks these populations have been found to be more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus.